View Full Version : Best Sound Card for Shoutcasting?
15th July 2003, 04:44
Hi guys, I currently have a Sound Blaster Live 5.1 sound card. It works fine and I always dj with Sound Card Input mode selected. So I was wondering if an Audigy or Audigy 2 would make my broadcasts sound better? Some radio stations just sound so damn clear. I did download a compresser/limiter plugin to get a little better sound, but do you think a step up to an Audigy card would be a lot better?? I know the Audigy has built in dsp effects like echo, chorus, rain, etc effects. Any help would be appreciated, as I am deciding if I should upgrade, thanks.
15th July 2003, 04:46
I also downloaded OTSDJ, which looks really cool, and has a its own software sound processing. Any other plugins, progs, tricks you guys use to get your station's music to sound top notch???
15th July 2003, 07:32
My station machine has no soundcard.
I normalize my tunes with MP3Gain at 89.0dB, though.
15th July 2003, 14:06
INdeed, but also festerhead is using SAM :D
16th July 2003, 00:37
I use a SBlive value with it's DSP in loopback mode to handle normalization and EQ'ing in realtime. Winamp's built in directsound crossfader handles the fades and gap killing. Keeping the DSP purely in hardware has made the machine much more stable.
By using KX drivers and looping only the front channels with winamp and the DSP, I even managed to tie the rear channels to the Primary Sound device. This lets you run games and other stuff without interfering with the stream (or having to listen to the stream), by hooking up your computer speakers to the rear channel.
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